Most generous thing I’ve heard in a long time

One of my favorite stories about generosity comes from Steve Wynn, the hotelier, in this article from The New Yorker. Steve decided to sell a painting he’d acquired, a Picasso, for a hundred and thirty-nine million dollars. (Yes, $139 million for a painting, "the highest known price ever paid for a work of art.") From The New Yorker: "That ...

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How to Negotiate Your Rent

Today, I’m going to show you exactly how to negotiate your rent so you can put a couple thousand dollars -- or more -- in your pocket this year. Most people don't think negotiating their rent can save them much money, but they're wrong. Just look at the results for two of my students: “With a 12-month lease, that ...

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The news from IWT: May 2015

You’ve heard me say it before. A Rich Life is about more than just money. This month on the IWT blog, we covered how to travel more, painlessly save money, stay motivated, select the perfect TV show to watch, and raise your prices -- all part of a Rich Life. May was a busy month for IWT so today, ...

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How to be successful

Let’s be honest, success is hard. Not complicated, just hard. It’s hard because we’re wired to look for quick fixes, easy outs and ways to keep from failing. And it’s not our fault. Our brain wants to use the path of least resistance. If we really want to be successful, we have to go against our ...

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My Free Insider's Kit will show you how to earn more money

New — my definitive guide to getting a raise and boosting your income

I’m always surprised when I hear that people on Reddit and YouTube don’t hate me. They usually hate anyone who sells anything (“what a scam!!”) or anyone who talks about earning more vs. cutting back on the grains of rice in your dinner (“frugality is everything!”) However, the one area where everybody loves IWT is my negotiation material. ...

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Tipping, white-glove service, and other restaurant hacks

Like a jaded old Vietnam vet, I thought I’d seen it all. UNTIL NOW! If you’ve been around on the internet, you’ve seen some guy write a post about tipping. Then, like a god damn math formula, the comments unfold exactly like this: You should tip at LEAST 15%! Are you joking? I tip based on how ...

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